Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd

Come and See!

810 West Florida Ave, Melbourne, FL  32901

Sunday Services

COME AND SEE!

We have two Sunday Service format: CAYA (Come As You Are) at 9:05 am in Fellowship Hall and a Traditional Service at 10:55 am in the Sanctuary. We live stream on Facebook at 10:55 am and broadcast on YouTube and website by 1:00 pm or sooner.

The Seasons of the Church

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We are in the Season of Lent.

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About Us

The Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd (USA) is a growing congregation. We gather together from across the Melbourne/Palm Bay area to witness to the love of God in Jesus Christ. While some are lifelong Presbyterians, some come from other Christian traditions and backgrounds, or no religious background at all. We welcome the seeker, the devout, and the skeptic alike as we gather to learn, serve, and grow as disciples. We are confident you will find a way to experience and share God’s love at Good Shepherd. Come and See! Join Us!

“Serving God and His church with our time, talents and treasure.”

Actions speak louder than words! As Good Shepherds we reflect God’s love through the missions we choose to support. Click here for more information.

Thank you for visiting our website. As pastor of Good Shepherd, it is my hope that you will enjoy it as you learn more about our community of faith. Our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. Together, we are striving to become the kind of church described in the Bible, where there is relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer, compassionate care for those in need, and many opportunities to serve others. We strive to have the kind of contagious Christianity that can make a difference in our world today.

You are cordially invited to join us this coming Sunday as our church family gathers to draw near to God through Worship.

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Scott

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Scripture for Sunday, April 7, 2024

John 20:19-31

New International Version

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

John 20.19-3119 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.
21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Jesus Appears to Thomas


24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”
But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”
26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”
28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”


The Purpose of John’s Gospel


30 Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

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Reasons To Believe

Reasons To Believe, Tuesday, April 9, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., “Session” conference room

Topic:  At this meeting we will watch a video by Dr. Ken Keathley entitled “The Difficult Task of Identifying Human Exceptionalism”.  Dr. Keathley addresses questions such as: Are humans truly exceptional? Or are they just another iteration of naturalistic evolution? What is the image of God in humanity? How does the image of God relate to human exceptionalism? How do nontheists view and understand human exceptionalism? Do they affirm or deny it? Ken Keathley is senior professor of theology and director of the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. After and during the presentation we will have some great discussion. Join us for some insightful conversation and learning.

LBS - 2.25.24The season of Lent is a time to pause and reflect on our lives as Christians. Our Lenten Bible Study will focus on the Psalms as we look at how these ancient hymns connect with our own lives and circumstances, our belief in God, and how they can awaken God’s Spirit in us. Please come join us in this journey on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the Session Conference Room.

Got Kids?

Every child has a story. God is dealing with every kid, regardless of how many times they come to church. Treat every Sunday like it is the only Sunday that some kid has. Did they hear about Jesus? Did they feel loved? Did someone ask about them? Nurture these precious children! Whether they are wee little ones or teenagers, we have programs for them all!

The Music Program

Good Shepherd held a Christmas Eve Service this year which was attended by congregants who observed all Covid protocols. It was a celebration that the church has every year. Everyone enjoyed the singing of carols, the ringing of the bells, the telling of the Christmas Story, and the camaraderie in the sanctuary.

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Our Mission

At the Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd

Our mission is to help connect people to faith

 A Shepherd leads, cares for, and loves his sheep. The sheep knows the voice of their shepherd, they follow him, and him alone. Even the lost lamb is found and carried in the loving arms of his caregiver. At the Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd we listen to the voice of the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ; we follow the will of our creator God; we are empowered to be obedient sheep through the Holy Spirit. Jesus commanded us to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, and mind, and to love one another as he has loved us. That’s our challenge – lead, care for, love, and bring home God’s children. We invite you to join us as we journey and grow in our community of obedient and loving sheep under the care of the Good Shepherd.

Church Mission

Sheep know the voice of their shepherd. If you would like to learn more about the language of sheep, click here. We watched part of this video in a sermon. Watch it all here! COME AND SEE! BAA, BAA, BAA!

Sunday’s Worship

John’s Agenda

Sunday, April 7, 2024

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